Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Long Time, No Post!

Wow! I can't believe how long it has been since my last post! Larry went back to Texas and brought his mother down here to beautiful Mexico and we've been busy getting her settled in at her assisted living home here. She is very pleased with the food that they serve (that was one of her major complaints about the assisted living places in Texas) and even though the attendents don't speak much English (although they can understand more than they speak) she feels that they are more attentive to the residents than the place where she was living. Even though there have been a few "hic-ups", we are very pleased with the way she is settling in -- after all, it's not easy for an 88 year old to make changes!!

Here is a card that I made a couple of weeks ago but never posted. I made it for the Hot Spot's challenge this month which is to be inspired by "laser cut" details in clothing and assessories. I was thinking that my "frame" die would cut out the areas that I have sponged but it didn't! So I went to Plan B and used a Martha Stewart border punch for the "cut work".

I am also going to enter this in a stampTv challenge to use all white embellishments. They are, of course, the ribbon and bow, the white pearls at the corners of the frame and the white embossed butterfly. I also used a bubble embossing folder for the background paper.

Hope you enjoyed the card -- we'll be closing on our new home Tuesday of next week and hope to move over on Thursday. Shouldn't take too long since we don't have much more than what we brought down with us in the car.

Betty

14 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Lovely card, Betty, but I am sitting here giggling to myself. I must go back and re-read that STV challenge cause I thought the card had to be mostly white. I never caught the word embellishment. Whoopsie!

Kerrie said...

Hi Betty, very pretty card... I'm in my 40's and don't like a change,.... hate to see what i will be like at 88!

Patti P. said...

What a pretty card....and I am in love with your butterfly. So happy your MIL is settling and looking forward to more about the new house....read your previous post and I would love a stamping summit...sounds like lots of fun. Take care and keep the posts coming from Mexico.

redwasher1 said...

Betty this is such a lovey card and love the peachy colors!!! Happy that you will be in your new home soon!!!!

Olga said...

Gorgeous card, good luck, glad you have family down there with you now too!

Theresa said...

Lovely card. Glad to hear that you are almost settled in and your MIL is adjusting. I know it will feel good to be in your new home.

Myrna said...

Betty
How nice to have your family closer to you and in such a lovely place.
Great card and thanks for stopping by my blog. There is a new update, unfortunately my darling Shadow was laid to rest 6 days ago.
Myrna

Becky said...

I am glad your mother in law is settle close to you two and that you found a good place for her.
Wonderful card, great image and colors.

Linda said...

you have so much going on - amazed that at 88 she is even willing to make the change - she must be quite a woman!
love your card - it's colors and that butterfly...
soon no more moving!!

Sue W said...

Ah beautiful card Betty! Hope all's well in Mexico will get caught up soon I hope!!!!

Colleen said...

Betty,
Wonderful card love the butterfly your frame is perfect. Glad you are getting MIL with you less worry :)
Good luck with the move on Thursday.

Janice M said...

Very pretty card Betty!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Beautiful card, Betty! Enjoy Mexico for me too! Thanks so much for playing with The HotSpot Challenge and we hope to see you again! Hugs, Sue

Melisa Waldorf said...

I LOVE how you used the die as a stencil!!